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Intel Core i7-8809G

Intel i7-8809G

The Intel Core i7-8809G is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture and was announced in January 2018. similar to the Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 it integrates four processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 4.2 GHz. As a speciality the package also contains a Vega based graphics card from AMD (with 24 CUs = 1536 shaders at 1190 MHz) and 4 GB HBM2 graphics memory. The CPU is still produced in 14nm as the i7-7920HQ.


Intel basically uses the same micro architecture compared to Skylake, so the per-MHz performance does not differ. The manufacturer only reworked the Speed Shift technology for faster dynamic adjustments of voltages and clocks, and the improved 14nm process allows much higher frequencies combined with better efficiency than before.


Compared to the i7-7920HQ, the i7-8809G should be slightly faster due to the HBM2 memory, 100 MHz higher Boost clock and the 100 Watt TDP. The performance is therefore sufficient even for very demanding tasks and on par with powerful desktop quad-core processors.


In addition to the Intel HD Graphics 630 in the CPU die, the Core i7-8809G also offers an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics card with 24 Cus and therefore more than double the amount of the current Ryzen APUs (e.g. Ryzen 7 2700 with 10 CUs).

Contrary to Skylake, Kaby Lake now supports hardware decoding for H.265/HEVC Main 10 with a 10-bit color depth as well as Google's VP9 codec. The 8809G should also support HDCP 2.2, but for HDMI 2.0, it most likely needs a converter from DisplayPort.

Power Consumption

The CPU chip is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with FinFET transistors. It is rated at a TDP of around 100 Watt and therefore is only suited for laptops with good cooling solutions. Compared to laptops with Core i7-H quad cores and dedicated graphics cards, the i7-8809G based models can be built with smaller chassis.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameKaby Lake-G

Series: Core i7 Kaby Lake-G

Intel Core i7-8809G « 3.1 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8709G compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8706G compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8705G compare3.1 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock Rate3100 - 4200 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)100 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega M GH (1063 - 1190 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/10/2018
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 i7-8809G


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
35.8 pt (40%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 864     avg: 865     median: 865 (9%)     max: 866 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 178     avg: 179     median: 179 (55%)     max: 180 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 186.7     avg: 190.9     median: 190.9 (2%)     max: 195 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 6.532     avg: 6.6     median: 6.6 (1%)     max: 6.6 s
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
7.1 fps (15%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
9.8 Points per Watt (11%)
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